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DISCOVERIES ON PEARY'S TRAIL
PEARY'S blazing of the American route to the
north pole is bringing forth many new
wonders in the way of discovery, others
have followed in his wake and with the trail land
marks to guide them have been searching the wide
spaces of'the north during the last year. In the
northland of Canada Ernest Thompson Seton tells
of following the caribou over the arctic plains. He
estimates the caribou in thai country at anywhere
from 30,000,000 to 60,000,000 head, and instead of
barrenness he found a rich covering of grass.
\n American scientist reports the discovery oi
a mountain in the Arctic circle that is 2000 feet
higher than Mt. McKinley, while Canadian ex
plorers tell of finding a lake in the Arctic that is
larger than Lake Superior. It probably is one ol
a chain thai run- northward through the great
trough oi British America.
All these discoveries, which will mean much m
adding to the store of the world's goods, have come
from attempts to reach the pole, which most peo
ple aUvay> believed would bring nothing more
than an empty honor.
THE STATUS OF LORIMER
T^IIAT Senator Lorimer proposes to retain his
scat in the highest legislative body of the na
- ii<'ii awakes ;i feeling "i' regrci in ever) righi
thinking citizen. Confessions of bribe-takers
proves that there was bribery in his election, and
the contention thai noi enough men are proved to
have been bribed to have affected the result is one
that does not appeal to the public conscience. It
is likely to lower the respect the public always has
had for the honor of the senaie. At least i: does
not show that the new senator from Illinois has the
delicate sense of right that the nation expects in
members of that august body. He could at least
have resigned and gone back to the legislature for
'The spectacle also has its influence abroad.
judging from comment there and a comparison
with the fact that the English house of commons
disqualified a man because he used more automo
biles in his canvass than appeared proper and thus
fell under the ban of the corrupt practices act.
Net the American senate has accepted a man
in the face of proof that there was bribery, even
though it may have been done by friends. Was
not the landslide of last November enough to show
that the people demand cleaner legislators?
Furthermore it can be said for the Democrats
that in the states they won they are fixing rigid
restrictions for senatorial timber and are insisting
that the best nun possible be chosen in Ohio, New
fersey, New York and Massachusetts.
FIX THE CANAL TOLLS NOW
SENATOR FLINT and the authorities at
Washington are to lie congratulated /or their
agreement to get right down to work on fix
ing the rate of tolls that is to be charged for pass
age through the Panama canal. The recent cabinet
meeting urging this action will help, but it is up
to congress to see thai there are no needle-- de
lays. This is a big subject involving the future
pn sperit) of the entire nation, and the factions in
our national legislature should lay aside differences
of opinion on other subjects when it comes to
formulate the rules and regulations for the en
largement of commercial relations between both
coasts of our nation and with the entire world.
The schedule of tolls should be made and es
tablished by aci of congress at once so that there
shall be no delay in the accomplishing of the g !
we all believe is I<> come from the Panama canal.
Every line of business has the right to know at the
earliest possible moment what these rates are to be
and whether thej will discriminate againsi foreign
vessels in favor of ships of American register so
that each businessman will have the fullest i
tunitv ill adjust his affairs to meet new conditions.
The shipbuilders and those who may contemplate
extending the scope of their operations have a
right to know, so that if new ships arc to be built
they can have the opportunity of .starting them
Every detail of the canal affairs ought to bi
decided upon now so thai the commerce of the
world can be waiting on the high i i foi the open
ing signal instea I of having to wail indefiniti
find out whethei a cargo can I"- carried al a profit.
The matter i I the greatest moment to 1 os
Angeles as tin • I great pori of entry north of
i lie canal on th ' ist.
The matter ■ , tonnage and cargo will,
of course ''Her the mailer of fixing the rates.
but the greal qm 11 on which there is likely to
be a contest i ■ vh< icr \merican ships should en
joy a lower rat( ireign vessels. Many en
thusiasts arc lik< laim Mia! a differential in
favor of American hi] would put life into that
ancient, corpsi knov : Ktnerican merchant
marine, but the coa . • i, . been on the
statute books since 181/ and it never accomplished
any result other than upon com
merce and enable thi to throttle \
competition. '>n tin hand descrimin
against forei^!' ships m thi addition of
the extra toll to the la ■ > demanded on
whatever good- comp o, and the con
sumer would havi to p xtra cost. There
probably are plenty of ilu other way.
It is over this feature tin lie is likely to be
waged, and it may lr , if rm the
(juestion of whether the • mid be fortified
Rone Simon, the I p nch ct a new
world mark at New Oil'at, ing a mile in 37
seconds. It is up to the !.<.- \n; elt - birdmen to
Editorial Page of The Herald
CALIFORNIA OIL FOR THE NAVY
Till", announcement of recommendations by i he
genera] naval board of the United States that
the next dreadnaughts built by the govern
mini should be oil burners gives an impetus to
California oil producers thai ought to guarantee
prosperity for the greatest industry oi California
and insure correspondingly higher prices for pe
troleum in the near future.
The recommendation* also urge that oil carry
ing vessels be constructed to accompany the war
ships, and a general recommendation is made that
the entire navy sin mid ultimately use oil fuel as it
will make our ships independent oi home bases.
This will make the lighting range of ships an un
known quantity because they can go in sea and re
main indefinitely. Coaling at sea from colliers al
ways has been dangerous, and in rough weather
absolutely impracticable, nil fuel can be pumped
from ship to ship while steaming at an average
speed and in all kinds of sea conditions.
The navy has had experts on the coast for
months studying the situation, and the proposition
they made almost a year ago was that the gov
ernment would nut install oil burners in the Pacific
unless California could sliow an average oi I_\-
1,000 barrels of oil annually in storage. That
was before the days (if the Lakeview gusher and
all the bit; field ii opened up. figures for the last;
eleven months show more than 11,000,000 barrels'
of surplus oil in storage for this year to saj noth
ing 'if the millions thai have been in storage pre
vious ii i thai time.
The*eovernment's requirement of 12,000,000 in
Storage is taken to indicate in a measure what the
demands of the navy are likely to be in California,
which would indicate that the oil fuel decision of
the navy will remove practically all ><i the menace
oi the .id in storage from the market. Some en
thusiasts predict dollar oil for the heavier grades
with like advance-, on the high gravity product of
the Ventura and several other fields.
The English navy also has beefi considering the
use of "il fuel, and the move of the United States
is sure to force her to the same line of action if >he
is t.> maintain supremacy of the seas. It is ex
pected to effect a great .saving, as it eliminates the
cost of bringing the navy fuel to j-]\c coasts and
cuts oui th" 1 cost of stoking. It also will mean
the abandonment of expensive coaling stations.
The nation need have no fear of California not
being able to supply the fleets in the Pacific. Only
a comparatively small portion of our oil territory
has been developed yet, the actual figures of pro
duction fur ihe first eleven months of the year
showing 69.954,520 barrels, and the December pro
duction will run the total to about 76.000,000. This
is an increase of more than 18,000.000 over the pro
duction of l''0".
AMERICAN BANQUETS MENACED
CAN it he possible thai personal animosities
arc to put an end to the public banquet fea
ture of American life? The recent trend of
affairs seems to he in thai direction. The loss of
the American banquet probably would iiot be so
bad after all. It at least would stop the excuse for
a great many tiresome speeches and perhaps lessen
the percentage of the "day after" grouches.
It is the cause which threatens the passing of
the banquet that worries us and the fear that the
day may come when it will be impossible to find
enough, men of prominence who will break bread
together to make the feast rise to the dignity of
Just a -hurt time ago Judge Baldwin refuJfed
to sit at a dinner in New Haven with Theodore
Roosevelt because the colonal unearthed and pub
lished the judge's decision in the Hoxey case. Ac
cording to one of the judge's spokesmen he "would
not submit to a renewal of the insult." which, by
the way, was only the quotation of the judge's de
cision as he had handed it down from the bench.
Apparently former Attorney General Bona
parte of Baltimore, who was a member of Roose
velt's cabinet, is furnishing' the first ; art of the
sequel by giving the excuse of "a previous engage
ment" the other <la\ when asked to sit at a banquet
with Judge Baldwin. Suppose this practice spreads
to all of Judge Baldwin's friends and all of Colonel
Roosevelt's friend-. It is just as likely to spread
to the Ballinger and Pinchot partisans and may
even attack the hosts of Cannon and Cummins.
On the whole, we fear for the future of the Ameri
can banquet, but if they won't break bread togeth-l
er it may be possible thai there still will be gather
ings of the great and the nearly great where the!
food question will be solved by each guest bring
ing his own sandwich with him in his coat tail
The I'nited States legal department announces
it is dropping civil suits against the beef trust so
as to prosecute its members criminally, \bolish
ing the tariff on meat also would help some and
give quicker relief than threats of prison liars.
Secretary of the X'avv Meyer,«who is an attor
ney, has just told Maxim thai he docs not know
anything about explosives but thai is not likely to
stop the nations of the world from -till using Max
The wife of an Angcleno millionaire demands
a divorce because her husband would not lei her
play the piano, which proves at leasi thai her
brand oi music had lost its power to charm.
Taft's friends announce thai he will run for the
presidency again, !mt it i^ a little early to predict
who will be chauffeur of the steam roller in the
next Republican national convention.
According to Congressman Longworth's bill
proposed tariff commission is to be a sort of
; h icr Confessor and only tell the country what
is ''go "i ' for it to know.
i ■ apportii mment under the new census will add
thirty-seven new members to 'lie n< \t congress.
Won't that put a heavy --train on the presses of the
( c ingi ■ ii lal Reci ird ?
The Santa Barbara divorcon who could borrow
$8000 from her prospective mother-in-la\v sttrelj
is entitled to a place in ilie front rank of high
One nf tl"' disquieting features of lite aviation
records is thai it is impossible to make them on
the If el.
Modesto has decided lo pui salt on the nian-
I ird's tail l>v offerinjj free aeroplane landings.
to U 7 « ©r"^ 0
Attorneys for some of the bath tub trust magnates who had been indicted have advised their
clients to plead guilty in the hope of escaping a jail sentence, being let off with a fine—News Item
THE HERALD'S PUBLIC LETTER BOX
DEATH AS A FRIEND
Editor Herald: One of the greatest
of errors today among our churches
or I should rather say among many
strange sects, is the one 'that there
is no death, In spite of the statement
in holy writ that "the last enemy .that
shall be destroyed is death."
It is pitiful to read the many vaga
ries concerning death and life and im
mortality and kindred subjects, show
ing an utter lack of discernment about
these vital matters which so deeply
concern us all. In no sense is death
to bo accounted a friend. Common
sense ought to settle that point with
any rational being, asioe from any
revelation, but the revealed word tolls
us that there are two deaths. The
first the separation of the spirit from
the soul and body, the latter seeing
corruption: and the second death,
namely, when the conscious soul of the
Impenitent, wicked, receives its reward
for the deeds done in the body in this
lifetime. And yet, forsooth, there be
some—and not a lew—who talk of
death as a friend. READER.
Los Angeles, Cal.
FAITH AND WORLD ACTIVITY
Editor Herald: There arc many minds
that cannot accept for truth only what
can be made manifest to the natural
senses. Such minds, even in spiritual
truths, must be able to see and MM.
Like ••Thomas." they are doubters and
are in no wise to be harshly Judged,
much less condemned for honestly
doubting many of the dogmas of tho
churches. Yet after all, if we actually
knew by the natural sense all concern-
Ing the future life, we would need no
I faith; consequently no hope, tor there
would be nothing to hope for; and there
would be no need of patience—that
very excellent virtue, and probably less
love or charity. So we are forced to
the conclusion that "The law of God
in requiring the just to live by faith
la perfect in converting the soul." That
is, purifying the soul by obedience to
the very virtues called into action by
the act of faith. The righteousness of
God is revealed from faith to every true
believer. Men of science may and will
wrestle and wrangle until doomsday,
but will have no proof of immortality
until this scripture be fulfill" "And
then shall appear the sign of ihe Son
of Man in heaven: and then shall all
the tribes of the earl mourn, and 'h ly
shall see the Bon of Man coming In the
clouds (unbelief) of heaven (spiritual
heaven) with power and great glory."
The words of Jesus to Thomas the
doubter will then have [on messed
arc they that have not seen, yet have
| believed.'. 1 STUDENT,
Los Angeles, Cal.
LIFE AFTER DEATH
Editor Herald: Does II not seem
reasonable to believe that I/something
cannot come from nothing"? Then ihe
names and forms of this . material
world must evolve from something. Yet
.some ] en (ins with names and forms
claim to have Involved Into nothing
I .-md again evolved Into something,
' (name ami form) In order to tell us ;
that there is nothing or no lifts after
death, which amounts to the same. It
a person has had a dream, is it reason
able to expect from him or her to show
the experience to another? Or the
. spiritual body through favorable con
; ditlon has had a chance to leave the
( physical body, looked upon this ma
-It< rial form, re-entered this physical
' i... and the person, after regaining
consciousness, is quired to show his
experience to another person as proof.
Is it not reae onable to believe that
the question of "life after death" has
been answered to that one In the af
firmative within? In this case, here
would the "Spectator" suppose the
"ego" to be—ln the apparently dead
body or In tile spiritual form, doing the
act of looking on the physical form?
The Individual who lias his senses
unit mind In normal condition but
under perfect control is dosireless. un
attached to any object in nature (In
cluding his physical body); to such an
one the ego does not exist In reality,
but unconditioned is always conscious
of being Incomparably haapy through
every and all of the multifarious acts
of nature always aware; of the abso
lute [thin all— the background of all.
I i,,,. it not seem reeasonuble to believe
that to such an one the question of
Immortality has been answered In the
The Willing Bather
AN OUTRAGE, IF TRUE
Editor Herald: I will try to state a
case of peculiar .hardship to an old
soldier and his family, consisting of a
wife and daughter, living on South
Fedora street, this city, as briefly as I
can. Some days ago this old veteran
of 83 years fell on the stairway of the
O. A. R. hall of the post to which he
belongs and broke a thigh bone. Ho
was taken to the receiving hospital,
from which ho was sent home next
morning without being Informed that
his thigh bone was actually broken,
and he and his family did not know
it till several days afterward, when he
was examined by a surgeeon. In the
meantime the ends of the broken bone
had slipped past each other some
Inches so that now the fracture is past
remedy. Another cause of woe is that
the only son and chief support of the
family " died recently, leaving the
daughter, an invalid herself, as only
wage-earner. • O. P. WHAIITON*.
ME AND ANDY AND JOHN .
Editor Herald: I would like to have
you print the following. Author W. L>.
Nesbtt. GEO. W. H.
Los Angeles. Cal.
Me and Andy and John
Are glvln' a lot away
To colleges here and colleges there —
We're helpin' 'em every day.
There's John — lie's smllln' a happy smile
And wrltin" his checks against his pile;
Anil Andy—blddin 1 the world have peace.
And wlshln 1 the wars would somehow cea»e;
And mil —I'm doln' my hours o' toil
To pay the bills tor the steel and oil.
John and Andy and me —
We're certainly hfli>in' some
With money for tills and money for that.
As fast as pitlshuns come.
There's Andy makin' '''m carve Ills name
Upon the libraries for his lame;
And John— he's leaehin' the young to save
An' glvln' advice he always gave;
Ami me —I'm halpln' out both ends
Dy chlppln' In on the dividends.
Andy ami John and me
Hold wealth as a preehua trust;
We're helpln' 'em here and helpin' 'em
By inovelln' out our dust.
There* Andy— busy as hu can be
Considerln' plans for a library;
And a-whackin' a boundln' ball
An.i lettln' his words of wisdom fall;
Uicl me—l'm payln' my small amount
To help 'em both to a bank account.
M" and Andy and John
Are glvln 1 our money free —
The ,h, ires hero and college" there
Are eettin' it from us three.
There's John— the happiest when he gives,
And he'll be rloln' that while he lives:
Mi. Andy -makln' 'em lain" their part
To I. Id the houses for books und art;
*.! me—by BinifPi'! ho« fine 1 fed
A-paj in' the bills for oil and steel.
SPEEDERS ARE SCORED
Editor Herald: Within a few days
our city will have a new chief of po
lice, and, as a citizen and taxpayer, I
want to say a word in reference to a
condition which has been prevailing
here to the shame of every real friend
of the city and humanity. It In the
reckless automobile speeders. How
- rl , ,ny lives have been lost to their
recklessness, how many have been
crippled, and many of them permanent
ly? And the pity of it is that not one,
I go Car an I know, has ever been sent
to the penitentiary for this wanton
murder, for murder it Is. There is no
excuse for this recklessness, and If the
severest penalty wore meted out to
these lawbreakers the crime would
cease at once.
The police have come In for a. large
Hhare of abuse In many Instance* (or
the prevalence of crime, wh^n we all
k ;v that they have time and again
risked their , VOS to catch the Rpsed
cts only to have a small line assessed
against the law-breakers, which is. no
deterrent at all for rich men. One po-
Ilceman now lies at the point of death
because of an accident in trying to
catch an automobile driven at h speed
of nlxty mile?; an hour. ll' it is a
crime to tire a gun down the street,
filled with people, it is surely a Clime
t . race with an ens-mo of destruction,
i i kle.sg of human life.
Time after time have the police per
formed their duty, and the judges im
posed a nominal line against the speed
er, which may be interpreted, "(Jo. tliou
fool, anil do likewise."
The reCkIMM : i eeder Is not a. whit
above the thug', In a moral sense, and
has less excuse, for one may need the
money and the other does not. There
should be no thirty mile speed |hw
within the city limits; it should not
be faster than twelve miles in any
part, The policemen have been do
ins their duty, will the judges do
their* ? J- C. CUBETON,
Lo3 Angeles, Cal.
ANSWER TO PURITAS
Editor Herald: Crantlng the super
ficial truth of the views of the satirist
who signs himself Puritas, In the. Her
ald forum of December SB, 1 respectful
ly submit the appended lines for con
sideration by that avowed gentleman:
J thought of One who lived in Galilee
And lo^ed the common, nupid, troubled
Nor Judged his garment sullied If it be
But brushed by one of them who slouched
I dwelt en many wars that History knows.
And found seme honored names that live
Also some stinking mobs who dealt the blows
For which men to these names deep homage
I thuußht of on*, close In our c"iunti-y's ri;tM,
A peasant. h'\ up from the buttom rung,
Who did not deem his grandeur overcast
Kach time h« clasped a hand that smelled
I thought of Burns, the brilliant, brawling
Who, 'mid th» rpfklnß odor» of a "Pub"
Could wrlto "The Cotter" mid "For a' o"
Net in tho ivnflncn of a cultured rlub!
A. F. GANNON.
Los Angeles, Cal.
ANOTHER LETTER ON EGO
Editor Herald: I must say I like
the Spectator's attitude Ho Beems to
be seeking fur truth—and not merely
"argufying," like most of your letter
writers. Tins letter Is for him, ami
any others who may be interested.
Spectator asks: "Dons the ego per
sist I.'" He Beems to identify the ego
with the body or the mind. Let us
clear up this idea at the start—for the
ego is neither of these—they are merely
the instruments through which the ego
The body la the least permanent thins
about us. It changes continually, is
made up from the food. It Is merely
the instrument through which we con
tact the earth: is, Indeed, our earth,
for that matter. As we know the ego
p Tsist.s throughout life at least, and
that the body is continually changing,
it must be clear that the ceo Is not
this changing, evanescent body of ours.
Neither is the ego the mind—the mind
being merely the instrument that the
ego uses. This, also, can be readily
aeen— a man ran change bis mmd —and
there must be that behind the mind
which changes it. Man can expand his
mind to a greater or less degree, de
pending upon how well it Is trained.
We can even Imagine him expanding
hla mind to Infinity, and the ego would
be behind all the time, Riving the im
pulse to expansion.
The question arises, if the ego is not
tli" body nor the mind, what is it?
Let us call it the "pcreeiver." It is
the power for perception. As it has
been written. "The soul is vision Itself,
and looks directly upon ideas.'" The
is the real ego, which lias neither he
ginnlng nor ending, whether working
in physical bodies or not. it is that
which Incarnates and reincarnates.
Its existence cannot he proved ob
jectively, that is certain. Bui it can
be known to everyone. Each man can
know his ego for himself, but he can
not prove Its existence to another.
Men ha\'< existed in all ages who
have this knowledge. We find it in all
the bibles, and taught by all great
teachers, <'harts are given by which
this knowledge may be known —and In
variably the teachers give directions,
in language more or less veiled, by
whii li a man can come at the truth.
The knowledge is never sold, übt given
Xow if the Spectator is really in
earnest—and I think he is— l will glad
ly tell him what little I know, which
Will not take long, and refer him to
teachings that will tell him very much
more. H. W- CLOL-GH.
LOS Ange]ep, <'<*!■
A HEARTY LAUGH
I Being the day's best loka from th* mm I
Little George asked permission to
say Brace and permission was accorded.
"We thank thee, Ijord," h« bpfran,
"wo thank thoo, Lord, for this food—
we thank tiir<\ ijord—we "
"Go "it." said Ills fathor, encourag
ingly, "you're ii"'ms fine. 1'
"Yet, i know, father." Mid tiir> little
fallow, "but I can't wind the darned
DECEMBER 81, 1910.
WITH THE PLAYERS
"United States Minister Bedloo, 11
George Ado's latest play, was produced
In Trenton Monday evening and will
go Into Chicago for a. run at the Black
stoiic theater, opening January 2.
• • •
Laura Nelson Hull, 1 who was ler.Jlng
woman of the Burhank stock company
several years ago, has been Minted
by Henry W. Savage to create the
name rolo in the. "modern morality
play" of "Everywoman." ,
• •■ •
11. 8. Bheldon'a new play, "The
Ilavop," was presented by Henry Mil
ler In Washington, d. C, last week
and la said to have won success. Tho
cast numbers only four persons, Mr.
Miller, Francis Byrne, Daniel I'cnncll
and Laura Hope Crews.
• • •
Mrs. Patrick Campbell has failed dis
mally in her efforts to make Now
York accept Henri Battalia'! "The
Foolish Virgin." Tho play lias been.,
rejected because of Its unpleasant pres
entation of a sex problem. "The Scan
dal," another of I|;ittallc's plays which
Kyrle Bellcw I* '/using, also is ac
counted a failure and for pretty much
the same reason,
• • •
Margaret Anglin will make her ap
pearance as a comedienne next Monday
evening when she will present for Its
first performance "Green Stockings,"
a comedy by A. E. W. Mason, the Eng
lish novelist. Tho piece has been re
touched by Miss Constance Fletcher,
who uses the pen name, of "George
Fleming." Tho play discloses how its
heroine, threatened with life-long spln-
BterhOOd, achieves matrimony. Hereto
fore. Miss Anglin has won famo-ex
clusively in emotional roles.
• • ■
The "first annual dinner" of tho
board of founders of the New
theater brought together a distin
guished if somewhat incongruous as
semblage in Now York lust week.
Among tho^e present were Abraham L..
Brlanger, Harrison Grey Flske and Leo
Bhnbert; tho Roy, Dr. Lywan Abbott
and Paul M. Potter, who wrote "The
Queen of the Moulin Houge"; Norman
Hapgood and Daniel Guggenheim,
James S. Metcalfo and .1. Plerpont Mor
gan, William Dean Howella and Gcorg«>
M. Cohan, with many others.
I REFORMATORY METHOD
Dr. Amos W. Putlor, president of the
American Prison association, makes
tli i« plea for reformatory treatment for
"The fruit of the prison is in the
nun and women it turns out. Is tin
fruit good or bad? Mow many can bo
returned to self-supporting, law-abid
ing life? A prison or reformatory may
be clean, wall organized, well adminis
tered and show well, yet it may do
little in preparing its inmates to keep
out of prison hereafter. That is tin 1
fruit of surh an Institution, Fruit Is
What we want.
'Why should we help tlie discharged
prisoner? Not because he is a crim
inal and has been a prisoner, but be
cause he Is a man and needs help.
That is the unselfish reason. Proper
after care of the discharged prisoner
is right for the, protection of soeietj.
That is the selfish reason.
"In some of our states where statis
tics have been kept they show that
from 75 to SO per cent of the prisoners
had nu trade when convicted. How Is
it when they are released? If In the
prison they are taught industry, self
control, sobriety and acquisitiveness,
there is some hope for our efforts.
"While the men and women who are
discharged from our prisons should he
aided, what is done for them should be
to help them to help themselves. As a
rule, they should he helped by giving
them work. Employment and personal
friendship are the things most needed.
Valuable hints may be had from char
ity organization society methods. Their
motto, 'Not alms, but a friend,' is one
fitting for this work."
The Prison Reform leagtte of Los An
geles has published much valuable datn.
favoring the transformation of prisons
into adult reformatories. The league
expects to favor measures at the com
ing legislative session which will fully
cover the entire subject. Col G. J.
Orlfflt-h expects to appear before the
respective committees at Sacramento
next month in the interest of this
From th« madding crowd they stand nn■ i»i '
The maidens four and the Work of Art
And none might tell, from sight alone, / '
In which had culture ripest crown.
The CSotham million, fair to see, " «-^" >'
Tlio Philadelphia pedigree. /
The Boston mind of »rur« hue, ,
Or the soulful soul from Kalamazoa;
For they all loved Art In a seemly w»y,^ ■
With an earnest soul and a capital A.
Long they worshiped, but no ono broke
The sacred stillness, until one spoke—
The western one from the nameless place,
Who, blushlner, said: "What a lovely vac*!'
Over three fares a sad smile flew,
And they edged away from Kb lama zoo.
nut Gotham's haughty soul was stirred
To crush the stranger with one small word.
Deftly hiding reproof In praise.
She cries: "'Tis Indeed a lovely vazet"
Hut brief h*r unworthy triumph when
The lofty ono from the home of Perm,
With the consciousness of two grandpapas*
Exclaims: "It la quite a lovely vans!"
And Klance-i atiund with on anxious thrill
Awaiting the word from Baaeoa Hill.
But th' 1 Boston maid smiles rourteoualee.
Anil gently murmurs: "Oh, pardon me,
I .lid ,not catch your remark, because
I nas so entranced with the charming v«w»l'»
JAMES JEFFREY HOCHH. : •'